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Properly functioning shoulders and elbows are essential to the daily activities of life. An inability to lift or move the arms without pain can interfere with the even simplest tasks and greatly diminish a person’s quality of life. Dr. Roy Nini is an orthopedic doctor in Los Angeles providing state-of-the-art treatments to achieve profound pain relief and healing of shoulder and elbow injuries.

About Elbow Pain

Instability of ones elbow can significantly impact daily activity. This hinging joint makes it possible for the forearm and hand to function as they should. We offer a range of non-operative treatments to restore mobility of the elbow and get you back to a life free of pain with normal elbow function.

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Common Conditions and Injuries of the Shoulder

The mobile shoulder joint is susceptible to a variety of injuries and conditions that develop over time.

Rotator Cuff Tears

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint and keeping the arm bone in place in the socket. Tears in the rotator cuff are usually located at or near where the tendon connects to the bone. Injury to the rotator cuff can cause a dull ache that worsens when you sleep on the affected side.

Shoulder Tendonitis

This condition is common among athletes and individuals over 40. It involves pain and swelling of the shoulder and can cause pain when the arm is elevated. Shoulder tendonitis can develop with repetitive motions or excessive velocities or loads.

Separated Shoulder

Technically known as an acromio-clavicular joint sprain, a separated shoulder is one of the most common shoulder injuries. It can be caused by a fall directly onto the shoulder or the point of the elbow. Separated shoulder occurs frequently in sports such as football, snowboarding, soccer, cycling, and skiing.

Common Elbow Injuries and Conditions

The elbow is less prone to wear-and-tear damage and arthritis than other joints of the body. Most elbow pain is caused by overuse in sports, occupations, or activities that require repetitive arm, wrist, or hand movements.

Common causes of elbow pain include:

Sprains and strains: A sprain involves tearing or stretching of the ligaments. Strains occur when a muscle or tendon is stretched or torn.

Stress fractures: Tiny cracks in the bone (stress fractures) are caused by repetitive force. This can occur in sports or activities that involve long-distance running or jumping up and down.

Tennis elbow: This is a painful condition that affects not only athletes but also painters, plumbers, carpenters, butchers – any profession that involves repetitive motions that can lead to tennis elbow. Pain with tennis elbow occurs primarily where the forearm muscle tendons attach to the bump on the outside of the elbow.

Golfer’s elbow: This condition is similar to tennis elbow, except the pain typically occurs on the inside of the elbow and may spread to the forearm and wrist. As with tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow is not limited to golfers – it can affect anyone who uses the wrist or clenches the fingers repeatedly.

Dislocated elbow: This injury typically occurs when a person lands on the hands with outstretched arms to break a fall. After the shoulder, the elbow is the most commonly dislocated joint among adults.

Tendonitis: Irritation or inflammation of a tendon can cause pain and tenderness on the outside of the joint. This condition occurs most frequently in the elbows, shoulders, wrists, knees, and heels.

Non-Surgical Treatment for Shoulder and Elbow Pain

Dr. Roy Nini is rated among the best orthopedic doctors in Los Angeles. He provides comprehensive care, including innovative, regenerative, non-operative treatments for conditions and injuries of the shoulder and elbow.

At Full Range Ortho, our individually-tailored shoulder and elbow treatment programs are designed to achieve healing and significant pain relief, not just to produce temporary pain relief or mask the pain with medications.

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